Sachin Tendulkar turned chef on New Year’s Eve to cook a delicious meal for his friends.Tendulkar, a self-confessed foodie, posed a video on his Facebook page where he was seen barbecuing on a barbecue grill while struggling with the heat it emitted.But the Master Blaster already gave his verdict saying that it smells delicious and it will get better with time. Tendulkar also wished everyone a happy new year. And he added that his friends are still licking the fingers: “It was a pleasure to cook for my friends on New Year’s Eve. I am glad all of them enjoyed and are still licking their fingers. Hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve as well. Wishing you all a fantastic 2018. Stay blessed always.”It was a pleasure to cook for my friends on New YearÃ¯Â¿Â½??s Eve. I am glad all of them enjoyed and are still licking their fingers Ã¯Â¿Â½???Hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve as well. Wishing you all a fantastic 2018. Stay blessed always. pic.twitter.com/aOPVJUscx4- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 2, 2018Sachin’s first experience with Chinese cuisine ended in disappointment and he had to return home thirsty and hungry.Tendulkar was a great lover of his mother’s cooking and it was not till he was nine-years-old that he first tried Chinese food. In the early 1980s, Chinese cuisine was becoming popular in Mumbai and having heard so much about it, his colony friends made a plan to go out for a meal together.advertisement”We each contributed 10 rupees, which was a lot of money for me at that time and I was excited about trying something new,” says Tendulkar.That evening, however, turned out to be disappointing as he paid the price for being one of the youngest in the group.”In the restaurant we ordered chicken and sweet corn soup as a starter. We were sitting at a long table and by the time the soup travelled to me at the far end, there was hardly any left. The older members of the group had finished off most of it, leaving very little for us younger ones,” he said.Just before the turn of the year, he was in the news for not being able to deliver his first-ever Rajya Sabha speech. But a day later, he took to social media to reach the masses and said: “It is my endeavor to transform India from being a sport loving nation to a sport playing nation. I urge you all to participate in this effort and help make my dream, our dream. Always remember, dreams do come true,” Tendulkar said in the video.WATCH VIDEO”There were some things yesterday that I wanted to communicate to you. I will try doing that here. I often wonder what brought me here, little did I realise that those baby steps in cricket would lead me to great lifetime memories. I always loved playing sport and cricket was my life. My father, Prof Ramesh Tendulkar, was a poet and a writer. He always supported me and encouraged me to do what I wanted in life. The greatest gift I got from him was freedom to play, the right to play and I will always be grateful for that,” he added.Tendulkar also stressed on the fact that from a sport-loving nation, we need to become a sport-playing nation. “Our fitness sessions are becoming lighter while eating sessions are becoming heavier. We need to change this habit. I think that in this world of mobile phones, we become immobile. We need to transform India from a sport-loving nation to a sport-playing nation. The North-East India, which has only 4 per cent population of India, has a vibrant sporting culture. It has produced many sporting heroes including our boxing legend Mary Kom, recently crowned champion weight-lifter Mirabai Chanu, Dipa Karmakar, Baichung Bhutia, Sangeeta Chanu and many more,” he said.”We must build a sporting culture in our country, otherwise a young, unfit, unhealthy India is a recipe for disaster,” he added.Tendulkar, regarded as the greatest batsmen ever to play the game along with Sir Don Bradman, has scored 34,357 international runs from 664 matches. He remains the only player to score 100 centuries in international cricket as well.